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Crisis Specialist (ChAMPS) ( Social Workers or Counselors)

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Catholic Charities (Archdiocese of Washington, DC)


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Published 15 days ago

Salary

Competitive salary


COMPANY OVERVIEW: Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to create a world in which every person is cherished, regardless of individual limitations, and strengthened in the use of personal gifts in order to reach his or her full potential as a valued member of the community. We are looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values.

Inspiring Hope. Building Futures.

We are currently hiring THREE Full Time Crisis Specialists ( Social Workers or Counselors) at our ChAMPS program.

JOB SUMMARY: The Crisis Specialist of the ChAMPS program (Children and Adolescent Mobile Psychiatric Service) provides mental health and behavioral crisis assessment and intervention services within the community. The position works with a partner and as member of a team of Crisis Specialists to provide rapid mobile response and crisis assessment and to assist with the stabilization or psychiatric hospitalization (when necessary) of children and adolescents ages 6-17, including youth up to age 21 when in the care and custody of DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA). ChAMPS is a 24-hour program staffed live in office Monday through Friday and on-call after hours.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Deliver crisis assessment and intervention services to children and adolescents in the community with a partner and as a member of a team.

• Deescalate and stabilize clients in their home or current environment and assess the therapeutic needs of the client and eligibility for services.

• Complete service documentation in client case records within 24 hours of the service.

• Conduct phone follow-up call within 24 hours of the deployment, and conduct face-to-face follow-up visit within 72 hours of the deployment.

• Collaborate with families, schools, law enforcement and emergency services, and other agencies and community partners to coordinate and facilitate services to clients.

• Participate in weekly individual supervision and consultation on each deployment with Clinical Manager.

 EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

• Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Mental Health, or related field.

• Licensed clinician in relevant discipline (LGSW, LGPC, LICSW, LPC) in the District of Columbia (required) and the state of Maryland (preferred).

• Two (2) years’ experience working with youth and/or families.

• Previous experience working in crisis intervention preferred.

SKILLS and COMPETENCIES:

• Driving is required. Must have valid local driver’s license and clean driving record.

• Ability to determine and meet client needs.

• Ability to work effectively with clients in a diverse community and demonstrate cultural competency.

• Ability to make objective decisions timely and effectively.

COMPANY OVERVIEW: Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Master's Degree Required

Benefits

A generous benefits package is offered.

A generous benefits package is offered.

How To Apply

How To Apply:  

https://re11.ultipro.com/ARC1012B/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*D2DD3E5DE07B6F3A

For more information, please visit www.catholiccharitiesdc.org and search for requisition number 19-0091 or to apply directly, please access the link above.

How To Apply:  

https://re11.ultipro.com/ARC1012B/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*D2DD3E5DE07B6F3A

For more information, please visit www.catholiccharitiesdc.org and search for…

Location

1001 Lawrence St. NE Washington, DC, Washington, DC 20017
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